2-sided fully galvanized steel construction, multi-step anti-corrosion protection

Type: DOHC 90-degree V6 with 5 valves per cylinder, variable intake valve timing and intake manifold
Displacement: 2.8 liters (169 cu. in.)
Bore: 3.25 in.
Stroke: 3.40 in.
Compression ratio: 10.3:1
Horsepower (SAE net): 190 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 207 lb/ft @ 3200 rpm
Fuel requirement: Premium unleaded (91 octane) recommended for maximum performance

Type: DOHC 4-cylinder turbo with 5 valves per cylinder, direct ignition and electronic turbo boost regulation
Displacement: 1.8 liters (107 cu. in.)
Bore: 3.18 in.
Stroke: 3.40 in.
Compression ratio: 9.5:1
Horsepower (SAE net): 150 hp @ 5700 rpm
Torque: 155 lb/ft @ 1750-4600 rpm
Fuel requirement: Premium unleaded (91 octane) recommended for maximum performance

FrontTrak® — front-wheel drive with Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR)
quattro® IV — permanently engaged all-wheel drive system with Torsen® center differential and Electronic Differential Locks (EDL)

0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) in seconds

  • FrontTrak: 8.4 Tiptronic
  • 7.2 manual
  • quattro: 8.8 Tiptronic
  • 7.3 manual

Top track speed: 130 mph4 (208 km/h)

EPA estimates mpg5 (U.S.):

Transmission City
FrontTrak Tiptronic 18 26
Manual 20 29
quattro Triptronic 18 25
Manual 18 25
5-speed manual with synchronized reverse gear
5-speed Tiptronic® automatic with Dynamic Shift Programming (DSP)

Dual diagonal system with anti-lock braking (ABS 5.3), vacuum power assist, ventilated front and solid rear discs, electronic rear brake pressure proportioning
Front: 10.9 in. diameter
Rear: 9.6 in. diameter

Wheels: 7J x 16 cast aluminum alloy, 5-spoke design
Tires: 205/55 R 16 H-speed rated all-season radials

Rack and pinion, variable power assist
Turning circle: 36.4 ft.

Front suspension
4-link design with upper and lower control arms, stabilizer bar with coil springs/shock absorbers (gas charged)

Rear suspension
FrontTrak: Torsion-beam axle with trailing arms, stabilizer bar, coil springs/shock absorbers (gas charged)
quattro: Double control arms (upper and lower), stabilizer bar, coil springs/shock absorbers (gas charged)

Engine oil: 6.3 U.S. quarts
Fuel tank: FrontTrak: 16.4 U.S. gallons quattro: 15.6 U.S. gallons


  • Leather wrapped 4-spoke steering wheel
  • Leather wrapped shift knob and hand brake lever
  • Manually adjustable tilt-and-telescopic steering column
  • Interior lights in front and rear headliner with fade-in and fade-out feature, time delay and automatic activation when key is withdrawn from ignition
  • Illuminated glove box, trunk, lighter and ashtray
  • Ambient lighting in headliner for dash and center console
  • Fully automatic climate control system with sun sensors
  • Power windows with power retention, "one touch up" for front windows, "one touch down" and "pinch protection" for all windows
  • Electronic cruise control with coast, resume and acceleration features
  • Electrical rear window defogger with automatic timed shut-off feature
  • Radio frequency remote locking system with selective unlock, panic function, interior lights and alarm system activation (control integrated in folding ignition key)
  • Retained accessory power after key is removed from ignition
  • 10-way power front seats including electric lumbar adjustment and lockable head restraints
  • 60/40 split-fold rear seat
  • Cloth or perforated leatherette seat upholstery
  • Full-length center console with forward storage area, cup holders and adjustable rear passenger air vents
  • Folding front center armrest with adjustable height and retractable storage area for cellular telephone
  • Retractable assist handles in headliner
  • Tool kit located in left rear storage compartment in luggage area
  • Seating capacity-5 passengers
  • Genuine polished wood trim


  • White and red illuminated backlit instrument cluster with automatic brightness control, including tachometer, electronic speedometer, voltmeter, digital clock with date, service interval indicator, fuel, coolant and oil temperature gauges
  • Driver Information Display with 6-function trip computer including outside temperature gauge, radio/telephone display, active Auto Check system with speed warning device and pictogram display for open door and trunk lid
  • Anti-theft alarm system with blinking theft deterrent light and interior monitoring sensors
  • Windshield wipers with 4-position adjustable intermittent interval rate
  • Pre-wiring for Motorola® hands-free cellular telephone

Audio Components

  • Symphony AM/FM stereo with 1-disc CD player, cassette, Radio Broadcast Display System (RBDS), Graduated Audio Level Adjustment (GALA) and CD changer operation capability
  • 80 watt 8-speaker sound system
  • Pre-wiring for 6-disc CD changer (includes mounting bracket in trunk)
  • 4-channel rear window glass radio antenna


  • Protective side moldings, painted in body color
  • Flush door handles, painted in body color
  • Bright trim around side windows
  • Electric outside mirrors with defog feature, painted in body color
  • Heated windshield washer nozzles
  • Aerodynamic halogen headlights with clear polycarbonate covers
  • Fog lights-2 front, 1 rear
  • High pressure retractable headlight washers
  • Side indicator lights in front fenders
  • Metallic paint


  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS 5.3) with vacuum power assist and electronic rear brake pressure regulation
  • Next generation driver and front passenger airbag supplemental restraints*
  • Driver and front passenger seat mounted chest side airbag supplemental restraints*
  • Front 3-point safety belts with automatic pre-tensioning, height adjustastable upper mounts and force limiters
  • 2 rear 3-point safety belts with automatic pre-tensioning
  • Front passenger and rear safety belts with Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR)
  • Central locking system with safety unlock feature (if airbag deploys)
  • Emergency warning triangle located in trunk
  • First Aid kit located in rear center armrest
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Active reflectors in rear of all doors
  • Locking head restraints for front seats
  • Rear child seat tether anchors

Owner Protection Programs1

  • 3 years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first, no-charge scheduled maintenance
  • 3 years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first, new vehicle limited warranty
  • 12-year limited warranty against corrosion perforation
  • Audi 24-hour Roadside Assistance for 3 years2

Cold Weather Package

  • Heated front seats
  • Heated driver door lock
  • Expandable ski/storage sack

Sport Package

  • Sport suspension
  • 10-spoke 7J x 16-inch cast alloy Sport wheel with 205/55 high performance tires**
  • 3-spoke leather covered Sport steering wheel (Tiptronic controls included on automatic transmission models)

Convenience Package

  • Glass sunroof with pre-select function, sunshade and pinch protection
  • Auto-dimming inside and outside rearview mirrors
  • HomeLink® remote transmitter in driver's sunvisor

Separate Options

  • 5-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission with Dynamic Shift Programming (DSP)
  • Sideguard™ head airbag supplemental restraints for front and rear occupants*
  • 3-spoke leather covered Sport steering wheel (Tiptronic controls included on automatic transmission models)
  • Front Sport seats (available with leather or cloth)
  • Cool Shades® exterior colors
  • 6-disc CD changer3
  • 150 watt Bose® premium 8-speaker sound system
  • Motorola® hands-free cellular telephone3
  • Leather seat upholstery
  • Xenon headlights
  • Global positioning Audi Navigation System

1Ask your Audi dealer for details.
2Coverage provided by American Automobile Association (AAA), Heathrow, FL. Certain conditions apply.
3Dealer installation available.
4Maximum speed electronically limited to 130 mph in U.S. (208 km/h in Canada) Obey all traffic laws.
5Your mileage may vary.

Note: Audi of America, Inc. believes the specifications in this site to be correct at the time of release. However, specifications, standard equipment, options and colors are subject to change without notice. Some equipment may be unavailable when your car is built. Please ask your dealer for advice concerning current availability of standard and optional equipment and verify that your car will include the equipment you ordered. Vehicles in this brochure are shown with optional equipment. See your dealer for complete details on the Audi Advantage, limited warranty, Audi 24-hour Roadside Assistance and 12-year limited warranty against corrosion perforation. Tires supplied by various manufacturers. "Audi," "quattro," "FrontTrak," "A4," the four rings and Audi emblems are registered trademarks and "Sideguard" is a trademark of AUDI AG. "Cool Shades" is a registered trademark of Audi of America, Inc. "Audi Advantage" and "Atmospheres" are service marks of Audi of America, Inc.

*Airbags are supplemental restraints only. Always use safety belts and seat children only in the rear, using restraint systems appropriate for their size and age.

**All-season or winter tires are recommended for those who frequently drive on ice or snow.

All quotes appear with permission of the authors. Quotes from European magazines refer to Euopean-specification models which were tested and which may vary in equipment and options from U.S.-specification models.

A word about updated service information. Audi regularly sends its dealers useful service information about its products. Audi monitors product performance in the field, then prepares bulletins to better service its products and to help avoid costly repairs. To order, see a local Audi dealer.

"Tiptronic" is a registered trademark of Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche AG.
"Bose" is a registered trademark of the Bose Corporation.
"Torsen" is a registered trademark of Zexel-Gleason USA, Inc.
"Motorola" is a registered trademark of Motorola, Inc.
"HomeLink" is a registered trademark of the Prince Corporation, Holland, Michigan. Prince is a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson ControlsTM.

©1999 Audi of America, Inc.

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Transmission Drive Ratios

  1.8 T 1.8 T Quattro 2.8 2.8 Quattro S4
First 3.5 3.78 3.5 3.5 3.5
Second 2.12 2.18 1.84 1.84 1.89
Third 1.30 1.43 1.30 1.30 1.23
Fourth 1.03 1.03 0.94 0.94 0.97
Fifth 0.84 0.84 0.79 0.79 0.81
(6th = 0.68)
Final Drive 3.7 3.89 3.7 3.89 4.11

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